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Syringa vulgaris

Common Name(s):
Common lilac, French lilac
Cultivar(s):
Agincourt Beauty, Ludwig Spaeth, Sensation
Categories:
Edible Plants, Shrubs
Comment:

Fragrant, spring-flowering shrub or small tree; hundreds of cultivars available; most plants are grafted so remove any suckers that develop from rootstock

Height:
8-15 ft.
Foliage:
Opposite, simple, heart-shaped dark green to bluish green leaves; 2 to 5 in. long
Flower:
White, cream, purple-pink to rose flowers in spring; single or double; very fragrant
Zones:
3b-7
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun to partial shade; range of soil types including heavy soil
Texture:
Medium to coarse
Form:
Upright; stiff; ascending branches; leggy
Width:
6-12 ft.
Tags:
deciduous, fragrant

NCCES plant id: 1803

Syringa vulgaris 'Congo' Syringa vulgaris 'Congo' detail
Photo by Ryan Somma, CC BY - 2.0
Syringa vulgaris Syringa vulgaris shrub habit
Photo by Maggie, CC BY-NC-2.0